Anime, manga, gaming, and related industries

Kumoricon offers industry status to professionals involved in the anime, manga, gaming, and other related industries*. Members of the convention community, and members of local and/or cultural organizations, may also qualify as industry.

*Related industry is at the discretion of the Industry and Sponsorship Manager and Director of Relations.

Industry membership policies and application

Partner Table Row

Partner Tables are available as a low- or no-cost option for cultural groups, fan groups, conventions and events, and local organizations that wish to partner with Kumoricon for promotional purposes.


Moving towards our largest event yet, we greatly value our previous sponsors' continued support, and the new relationships we hope to build with new sponsors and advertisers. Please visit sponsorship and advertisement for opportunities.


Kumoricon offers complimentary badges to members of the press. If you wish to cover our event through an established press venue, such as print, TV, or web, you may be eligible for a complimentary press badge for Kumoricon.

Previous press coverage of kumoricon

Charity auction

Kumoricon has a long history of giving back to our local community. Since 2005, Kumoricon has hosted a charity auction benefiting local charities.

We will open an online donation form closer to the convention.


Exhibitor Area

The Kumoricon Exhibitor Area provides space to retailers and other dealers selling a wide range of goods at the convention.

Artist Alley

The Kumoricon Artist Alley welcomes amateur and professional artists to showcase their work and original merchandise. Artist Alley merchandise traditionally includes fan art prints, manga, models, paintings, and novelty crafts, but is limited only by your imagination.

Small Press

The Kumoricon Small Press welcomes freelance artists and creators by providing space to sell their personal works at the convention. Kumoricon defines the Small Press section as independently-developed artist businesses featuring original content. This includes companies that focus on fashion apparel, tabletop games, webcomics, plushies, and much more!